The other day I tweeted this:
Just saw this — no better time to be a mobile developer than today | Mobile, Java Developers Hard to Find: Dice – eweek.com/c/a/IT-Managem…
— CEO (@eortiz) July 11, 2012
Then I read at the Royal Pingdom blog some interesting Internet 2011 in numbers; looking at the mobile-related numbers, we have:
Mobile (July 2012)
- 1.2 billion – The number of active mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide in 2011.
- 5.9 billion – The estimated number of mobile subscriptions worldwide in 2011.
- 85% – Percentage of handsets shipped globally in 2011 that included a web browser.
- 88% – Apple iPad’s share of global tablet web traffic in December.
So the mobile space is a pretty hot space indeed. Let’s now look at some mobile-related job salary numbers, courtesy of Indeed Salary; note these are *average* salaries:
Mobile Web Developer
Windows Mobile Developer
Symbian OS Developer
Mobile Product Manager
I actually find this quite low for Mobile Product Managers.
Mobile Project Manager
Let’s now look at some trends, courtesy of Indeed Trends. Interesting is how it starts to trend up towards the end of 2010 for all the top mobile OS platforms –iOS, Android, HTML5:
iOS Job Trends
HTML5 Job Trends
Android Job Trends
Mobile-app Job Trends
Symbian OS Job Trends
Note the roller-coaster trend for Symbian OS…
Windows Mobile Job Trends
BlackBerry Job Trends
So in conclusion, the mobile space is red HOT… The demand is there. It definitely is a good time to be a mobile technologist, developer, product manager, and so on… globally!